Timberwolves vs Suns Odds, Spread, Moneyline, Over/Under - NBA Betting Lines 4/5/24

Moneyline: Timberwolves (+160), Suns (-190)
Spread: Timberwolves +4.5 (-110), Suns  -4.5 (-110)
Total: Over/Under 216.5 points

NBA Schedule Today, April 5, 2024. Timberwolves vs. Suns

2023-24 NBA Regular Season Game
Timberwolves (28-10 home; 25-13 away) vs. Suns (24-14 home; 21-17 away)
April 5, 2024
10 p.m. ET
Footprint Center in Phoenix, Ariz.
TV Channel: NBA TV
Live Stream: NBA App

Timberwolves vs Suns Prediction and Pick

The Minnesota Timberwolves have the best record in the Western Conference, while the Phoenix Suns have the sixth-best record.

So which team is the bigger favorite to win the NBA championship?

If you guessed Minnesota, you are wrong. The Wolves are on the Betway board at +2500, while the Suns are +2200. That tells you all you need to know about the worthless nature of the NBA regular season, which is an 82-game slog to get to the games that matter.

The regular season pays the bill for player contracts and for the owners’ sponsorship deals. Regular folks get a chance to go to a game every so often without taking out a second mortgage, we all get some excitement on our TVs and phones almost every single night, and eventually, we emerge from winter.

And then the two-month march to the championship round begins, with the Suns trying to make it back to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2021 when they won the first two games against Milwaukee but lost the next four. For their part, the Timberwolves will at a minimum be looking to get out of the first round for the first time since 2004.

Yes, it has been two decades since folks in Minnesota got a chance to watch the Wolves play a second-round playoff series. And although this postseason might end up differently, the Western Conference is loaded in its Nos. 1 through 10 spots, and the Denver Nuggets remain the team to beat because they are the defending champs.

Friday night’s game in Phoenix will be just the second of the season between these teams after the Suns won the first one 133-115 back on Nov. 15.

Even if the Suns end up being a Play-In Tournament team by finishing seventh or worse, the amount of star power on their roster means they will likely still have lower odds to win a title than the Wolves. Such is the state of the NBA, where names like Kevin Durant, Devin Booker, and Bradley Beal carry a ton of weight.

The threesome of Durant, Booker, and Beal is healthy, and the two other starters are listed as questionable (center Jusuf Nurkic with calf soreness) and probable (Grayson Allen with hip soreness). Whether this game is a litmus test for the Suns has yet to be seen, but the fact remains that if Minnesota wins, we might just have a playoff preview on our hands. That’s because the Wolves would strengthen their hold on the No. 1 spot and set them up for a series against the No. 8 team, which the Suns could become.

Don’t forget that the Wolves might have Karl-Anthony Towns back for the postseason. They have not exactly been forthcoming with information since Towns underwent minor knee surgery in early March. He was supposed to have been re-evaluated a week ago.

In handicapping this game, we are assuming that both teams plan to take this one more seriously than your garden variety NBA regular season game. So let’s have at it …

Best NBA Same-Game Parlay Pick Today for Timberwolves vs. Suns (+600)

Suns to win, Devin Booker 35+ points

Devin Booker has scored 52 and 40 points in the Suns’ last two games -- making us all remember why he was considered a borderline First Team All-NBA player over the past couple of years. His 52 came against New Orleans on the road on Monday night, when Booker shot 19-for-28 and made eight 3-pointers with nine assists. The 40-point effort came two nights later against Cleveland in a 122-101 victory that saw Booker shoot 13-for-25 from the field, sink 5-of-9 attempts from 3-point range, and register eight assists. The +600 line on this parlay seems very generous, given what Booker has been doing, and it is a good opportunity to turn 10 bucks into 60 bucks under the “Popular SGP” tab on the Betway Sportsbook.

Popular SGP Pick: Devin Booker to score at least 35 points, and the Suns to win (+600).

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